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I have a macula hole in my right eye for the past 3 years. It is known as lamaral macula. Can anything be done about it?
Lamellar mac. hole: A lamellar or partial thickness macular hole usually does not require treatment. It may cause some distortion or decrease in your best possible vision it can sometimes spontaneously resolve. Surgery is not usually needed as in a full thickness macular hole. You should be followed by a retinal specialist to get the best advice for your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long after a vitrectomy for a traumatic macula hole can you smoke marijuana? If i were to smoke a week after surgery what would happen?
Nothing: Most likely this would not affect your surgery or outcome. ...Read more
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Central retina: The macula is the area in the center of the retina including the fovea, packed with cones, which receives and transmits the fine detailed vision to the brain which interprets it into the image we call vision. Without the maculr you could not read, recognize faces, and most color differences would be unrecognizable. Outside the fovea, the rest of the retina with rods sess larger objects. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
"Spot": Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the majority of your vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood centrally: The macular area is the central vision portion of the retina which contains the fovea and allows for the finest detailed vision. If vessels in this area malfunction (e.g. In diabetes) then b leeding can occur and the vision will drop. There is currently treatment for this so it should be evaluated quickly by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?
BCAMD: It starts around age of 30. Family members can also be affected so they should be checked. The dystrophy is not very well described because it is rare. But based on prior cases most preserve good day time vision but may experience night vision and color vision changes. The changes start a decade or two later, so the changes are slow to start. Continue follow up with retina doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Eye parts: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which focus light and allows it to enter the eye. Contact lenses rest on the cornea. The macular is the central retinal area of sharper vision and the fovea is the very center of the macula with the sharpest of all vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Retinal specialist: Macular holes (a defect in the center of the retina) are common, most often affect middle-aged women, and can often be repaired with restoration of vision. The proper specialist for this operation is an ophthalmologist specializing in vitreo-retinal surgery, often just called a retinal specialist. The success rate of surgery is good, and the post-op period may require some face down positioning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Subset: These are two overlapping anatomical regions of the retina. The macula is the whole portion of the retina containing the fine detailed receptive cells and is surrounded by a net of capillary vessels. The fovea is in the very center and is the site of the finest detailed vision. It is avascular and has no interior blood vessels. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, the macula lutea (latin macula means patch, lutea means yellow) is often called macula for short. It is the central area of the retina which correlates to the central part of vision in each eye. Any ocular anatomy text can give you many interesting details regarding this highly metabolically active part of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ischemic crvo 18 months duration. Good corrected vision, small pocket of macula edema.Suspicious area on fa. Nv.? Prp advised.Unsure what to do .
Is there a "mild" version of anterior PVR? (just as you can get "mild" (ie. non-PVR) epiretinal membranes vs. PVR membranes forming on the macula?
More info, please: There are at least 30 meanings of PVR as a medical abbreviation. Presumably you have in mind an eye problem of some sort. Best to re-post a new question that makes it clear so a knowledgeable physician is more likely to respond. (Personally, I haen't a clue!) ...Read more
Usually is: The blood vessels in this area supply a critical, fine detailed part of vision. Bleeding can block this and can also disturb the vision by getting in the way of the light receptors. A burst vessel might also be a clue to the existence of other conditions such as diabetes, macular degeneration, leukemia, anemia and others. It should always be investigated by your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer